What To Expect


During the initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will tell you what to expect from the procedure. You will also see before-and-after photos of other patients to help you understand the expected results better.

Our non-surgical scar revision procedure is performed in the clinic and takes 15 minutes or less. For patients with depressed scars, we can use a variety of fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or the permanent filler Bellafill to fill in the depression and make the scars blend in to the surrounding tissue. After a couple of sessions, the results should last for many years.

For patients with raised scars, we use specially designed steroid injections to gradually and smoothly flatten the contour of these scars. We see the results over several sessions and several months and, once treated optimally, the scars should stay flat.
If the scars are discolored, we use lasers such as the Excel V to decrease the pigmentation. Redness and discoloration should resolve within a few short, painless treatments. Like any of the procedures we perform at Westside Aesthetics, our goal is an impeccable cosmetic result without anyone knowing that anything was done.


Many patients with scars from past self-harm simply want to erase the constant reminders of this period. Non-surgical scar revision is ideal because it can be an important step forward in their recovery without the added trauma of surgery. Many patients feel improved self-confidence almost immediately and because Bellafill stimulates collagen growth in the area where it is injected, the skin becomes smoother and thicker as the weeks pass after the procedure.

Learn More about Scar Revision

To learn more about self-harm scar revision, schedule an appointment for a consultation. Our friendly staff will answer any questions you have. If cost is an issue for you, don’t forget to fill out our financial need form to see if you qualify for free treatment.

Self Harm Scar Treatment With the Excel V Laser

Self Harm Scar Treatment by Injections

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